Sunday, January 25, 2009


...You missed it back in early December. A definitive collection of Chuck Buk's poems are a must for any Bukowski enthusiast.

``THE PLEASURES OF THE DAMNED: Poems, 1951-1993,'' by Charles Bukowski, edited by John Martin (Ecco/HarperCollins, $16.99). "I am not inclined to make elaborate claims for Bukowski, because there is no one to compare him to, plus or minus," The Times' reviewer, Jim Harrison, said. This long and well-edited collection is likely to stand as the definitive volume of Bukowski's poems with their "hard-found music of the streets."

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